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Megan Stammers: Ex-Bishop Justus teacher Jeremy Forrest in French court
EX-BROMLEY teacher Jeremy Forrest, arrested on suspicion of abducting schoolgirl Megan Stammers, will return to the UK after he agreed to his extradition in a French court.
Forrest, who taught at Bishop Justus School until 2009, was arrested four days ago in Bordeaux after spending over a week on the run with the 15-year-old pupil from Eastbourne.
The married musician, 30, was arrested after being recognised from TV coverage in France as he tried to earn cash-in-hand bar work in the French city.
The maths teacher from Ringmer, East Sussex, travelled to France with Megan on September 20.
A European arrest warrant was issued after the pair failed to use return ferry tickets three days later.
Forrest, who appeared before magistrates in Bordeaux wearing a T-shirt, checked shirt and trousers, confirmed his name and nationality before agreeing to return to the UK. The court is expected to give his extradition the green light on Thursday.
Outside court, Forrest's British lawyer, Phil Smith, said: "Now that he has agreed to be extradited to the UK, we look forward to the full story emerging. He is very appreciative of the support of his family and concerned about the impact of this on all those concerned."